How To Save Money In A Motorhome

Is it possible to save money in a motorhome? This is something we’ve pondered a lot over the last few weeks… Motorhomes are expensive to purchase, maintain and use. Whether you have shelled out £100,000 for a sparkly new one or thrown your savings at something nearer the bargain basement, you will find it difficult to escape the ongoing costs. Our VW T4 Cree is 30 years old and was bordering on a “doer-upper” when we bought her six years ago. She cost all we had and then some. So, we have had to cut down on expenses where we could. In this post READ THE FULL STORY…

Overweight Motorhome? DANGER! How Much Can You Carry Safely?

An overweight motorhome can cost you more than big fines! Excess weight will burn more fuel, and your tyres will be put under pressure. But, most importantly, an overweight motorhome can cost you your life!! How much can a motorhome carry? A “spring” blog post! It was the realisation that our motorhome was struggling and could potentially become dangerous that made us empty almost everything from it and seek custom springs for the rear suspension. We were within the laws governing Maximum Technically Permissible Laden Mass (MTPLM). But our springs had sagged in just two years and were clearly not going to be up READ THE FULL STORY…

Is Living in a Motorhome Eco-Friendly?

Is there such a thing as an eco-friendly motorhome? After a Motorhome Hobos blog post discussing a recent upsurge in media and physical attacks on motorhomes in what we termed a “vanlife vendetta”, we have been considering the sustainability and ecological effects of vanlife. Is there such a thing as an eco-friendly motorhome? The media has rounded on the mobile community, both full-timers and holiday makers, accusing us of causing litter and pollution across the countryside. The headlines scream of “gas-guzzlers”! And a “Trail of Litter”! This has led to bad feeling throughout the country. We know that many of these stories have been READ THE FULL STORY…

Where can I park my Motorhome? Van Life Vendetta!

Do you think that there is a van life vendetta? Parking a motorhome is becoming increasingly difficult. Height barriers, unwelcoming parking attendants, withdrawal of roadside permissions and a general air of antipathy towards motorhomes is making van life more of a struggle. Will full-time van life soon be a thing of the past in England? Will it soon be impossible to use a motorhome anywhere in the U.K. other than campsites? Is there a van life vendetta? We are not talking about wild camping – a contentious enough issue. This is about legally parking our motorhome in a town whilst we enjoy, and pay READ THE FULL STORY…

Family Fun in a Motorhome

With children on their summer break, our motorhome travels are usually more family orientated during August. Some of the month being warm and dry, the best that one can expect from an English August, we have taken the motorhome for a few days out.  We spent the last week of July in Wiltshire where it was neither seasonably warm nor dry; but we enjoyed it anyway. The sound of rain on the roof is a favourite, luckily. The first visit of August was to the lovely National Trust managed Ickworth Park, Suffolk. A huge estate with concreted walks and cycleways, sheep grazed meadows studded READ THE FULL STORY…